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Gelcarin®

Ingredients extracted straight from nature

 
 
 

Carrageenan is a natural, seaweed-derived ingredient used to formulate non-GMO and vegan gummies, soft capsules, controlled-release tablets and more. Sourced from several species of red seaweed, carrageenan enables manufacturers to thicken and stabilize dietary supplements and transition away from animal-based products.
 

Sustainably sourced to reduce environmental impact

Using seaweed in formulations means dietary supplement manufacturers can improve their sustainability efforts by reducing their carbon footprint. Carrageenan absorbs nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon dioxide in the ocean, and when planted in a barren area, the seaweed attracts new wildlife like fish and invertebrates, helping to restore coastal ecosystems.

Various types of Gelcarin® carrageenan are sourced from different species of red seaweed – including kappa, iota and lambda – that are used in dietary supplements to achieve optimal controlled release of the nutritional ingredient.
 

Natural rate modifying polymers

Several grades of Gelcarin® carrageenan are used in dietary supplements to achieve specific gelling for controlled release, thickening and stabilizing properties to formulate many types of dosage forms.

 
 
 

Product Recommendations*

Recommended Grades

Application

Benefits

Gelcarin® GP-379NF

Soft capsules

Hard capsules

Tablets

To create elastic gel to thicken and stabilize formulations

Gelcarin® GP-812NF

Soft capsules

Hard capsules

Controlled-Release Tablets

To create strong, rigid gel to thicken and stabilize formulations

Gelcarin® GP-611NF & GP-911-NF

Gummies

To create elastic gel to thicken and stabilize formulations

*Examples only and not representative of a complete list of products. Regional regulations may restrict the use of certain products in dietary supplements. Please contact us for further information.

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